May 2013

We've got Shakespeare covered...

Thu 30 May, 2013

We’ve got Shakespeare covered in June thanks to Joss Whedon’s (Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The Avengers) delightful adaptation of the Bard’s much loved comedy Much Ado About Nothing and five brilliant adaptations that make up this month’s Bard Sunday Brunches.  Presented in partnership with Bristol Shakespeare Festival (5-21 July) these 6 films are the perfect taster to get you ready

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Byzantium returns to Watershed

Wed 29 May, 2013

Opening this week at Watershed is Byzantium, directed by Neil Jordan and produced by Oscar®-winning Stephen Woolley (the team who brought us Interview With The Vampire) who have returned to the world of vampires with this deliciously depraved supernatural drama.

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BikeTAG Play Test: Colour Keepers is officially a huge success

Tue 28 May, 2013

A big thank you to all the players and organisers who helped make BikeTAG Play Test: Colour Keepers by artists Tine Bech, Bang & Lee and Julian Sykes a resounding success. You can check out the pictures and tweets from the teams who played this brilliant new street game played on bikes that lit up Bristol’s Enterprise Zone.

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National Theatre Wales & Watershed work together to develop talent

Wed 22 May, 2013

Watershed and National Theatre Wales are delighted to announce a new programme targeting creative Digital Producers to help develop and foster Welsh talent. In the first scheme of its kind in Wales, Watershed’s Digital Producers Lab will train twelve Digital Producers, to develop creative technology projects in Wales and present audiences with extraordinary new cultural experiences.

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Philip Glass on composing, creativity, and catching butterflies

Tue 21 May, 2013

Last week Bristol was buzzing as we welcomed legendary composer Philip Glass (creator of more than 20 operas, 50 film scores, 8 symphonies and several concertos) to the city for two special Filmic events: an intimate talk here at Watershed and a performance at St George's.

In a witty and warm interview with regular Watershed collaborator Charles Hazlewood, the pair covered a wide range of topics relating to film and music, including the 'special problem' film presents, the importance of composer-director collaboration and the strong parallels between film and opera.

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Live from Cannes: Gatsby, Gosling, and everything in between

Thu 16 May, 2013

It's that time of year again: where the world's media descend on the South of France for two weeks of premieres, press conferences and parties. Our Head of Programme Mark Cosgrove has dived into the 66th Cannes Film Festival, searching for films, partnerships and creative ideas to bring back to Bristol, and to Watershed.

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Theatre Jukebox now serving tasty stories in the Café/Bar

Thu 2 May, 2013

Why are couscous, Lithuanian beetroot soup and Shopska salad meaningful and full of passion? What happens when fifteen strangers, all from different countries, come together to make stories about food? Find out when you take a seat at Theatre Jukebox, a jukebox that plays stories instead of records, which is in Watershed's Café/Bar for the next two weeks.

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